Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros part ways with vocalist Jade Castrinos

Singer claims to have been sacked by the band via email.

Hippie collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have reportedly parted ways with their vocalist Jade Castrinos.

According the longtime singer, she was sacked by the band via an email message. There’s no further details but for a short statement from both Castrinos and the de-facto band leader Alex Ebert.

On Castrinos’ Instagram page (which has since gone private), she posted a message stating: “For seven years I sang and wrote music with Edward Sharpe. They voted me off of tour a week before they left, via email. lol.”

Ebert’s response arrived via a Facebook post, which has since been deleted. “We did not feel right doing this tour with Jade. That fact breaks my heart in ways I don’t want to describe,” reads an excerpt from a transcribed post.

“With hope with all of ourselves that we reunite with Jade again, free-spirited, and with that daring love that is our only foundation.”

Festival dates continue with the band, with no interruption to their touring plans. The band have yet to release a full statement regarding the issue.


04 Columbia, MO, The Blue Note Outdoors

05 Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

07 Ozark, AR, Wakarusa Music Festival


11 Minneapolis, MN, Basilica Block Party

12-13 Telluride, CO, The Ride Festival

31-02 August Brideport, CT, Gathering of the Vibes Festival


02-03 Nantucket, MA, Nantucket Music Festival


19 Clearwater, FL, Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Tags: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, News

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